Newbie scsi question

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Wed May 3 10:31:07 PDT 2006

:More on the same topic!
:Here's an excerpt from the linux fstab(5) manpage:
:--- snip ---
:Instead of giving the device explicitly, one may indicate the (ext2 or
:xfs) filesystem that is to be mounted by its UUID or volume label (cf.
:e2label(8) or xfs_admin(8)), writing LABEL=<label> or UUID=<uuid>,
:e.g., `LABEL=Boot' or `UUID=3e6be9de-8139-11d1-9106-a43f08d823a6'.
:This will make the system more robust: adding or removing a SCSI disk
:changes the disk device name but not the filesystem volume label.
:--- snip ---
:Wonder if something like this would make sense for DragonFly?

    It would, but probably not in the fstab file.  What we really 
    need is a devfs based disk ID / serial-number / volume label
    type of thing.  Actually what we really need to do is rewrite
    devfs entirely.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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